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Discipline brings quality to life

Proverbs 10:17–10:24
The person who has discipline in his life is an example of one who has a meaningful life whereas those who refuse to learn from discipline cause others to stum­ble. A person’s conduct affects not only himself but others as well, either favorably or unfavorably (v. 17). It is … Read more

The contrast of righteousness and wickedness

Proverbs 10:25–10:32
This passage contrasts righteousness with wick­edness (vv. 25-32). A storm of life may come suddenly and bring disaster to the wicked by destroying lives and property but the righteous are secure (v. 25). Just as vinegar is sour tasting and smoke irritates the eyes so does a … Read more

Contrasts in life

Proverbs 10:10–10:16
In this passage we find several comparisons:A comparison is made between love and hatred (vv. 10- 12). Love makes people live peacefully with each other because it forgives the faults of others. it does not dwell on their faults (I Corinthians 13:5). On the other hand hatred results in dissen … Read more

How to redeem the time

Proverbs 10:1–10:9
How true it is that “A wise son maketh a glad father; but a foolish son is the heaviness of his mother” (v. 1). The son who is characterized by wisdom, causes his father to rejoice is the case of Solomon himself (see I Chron­icles 22:12 and II Chronicles 1:7-12). Be … Read more

The way of folly

Proverbs 9:13–9:18
Wisdom and folly are depicted by two female characters in this chapter. First wisdom is seen as a queen in a fine house attended by her maidens. Both make invita­tions. Wisdom’s invitation (vv. 1-6) and Folly’s invitation (vv. 13-18). Wisdom prepares a lovely banquet wh … Read more

The way of wisdom

Proverbs 9:1–9:12
In this chapter we are informed that wisdom has built her house and invites men to come to the banquet she has prepared (vv. 1-6). The seven pillars suggest the splendor of the house (v. 1). Wisdom provides an elaborate banquet for all who will come. Animals have been slain, and … Read more

The involvement of wisdom in Creation

Proverbs 8:22–8:36
The Son of God declares himself to have been engaged in the creation of the world (vv. 22-30). How able, is the Son of God to be the Saviour of the world, who was the Creator of it! The Son of God was ordained, before the world, to that great work. Not a speck of matter, (v.26), … Read more

Characteristics of wisdom that can become ours

Proverbs 8:12–8:21
We find here the characteristics of wisdom that can become ours (vv. 12-21). It enables a person to have good old fashioned common sense and be able to give wise coun­sel. The author states that wisdom [from God], makes prudence his dwelling place (v. 12). Prudence is right k … Read more

Wisdom offers her service to all

Proverbs 8:1–8:11
In chapter seven we read how the adulteress went out in the streets to seduce the young man. Now we see how wisdom, like a virtuous woman, is seen crying in the streets offering services to all who will receive them:Where she cries - in “high places” and at … Read more

Lives are easily wrecked by immorality

Proverbs 7:24–7:27
This is really a sad story as we read it but even more sad as we see it happen to young men we know personal­ly. Can you think of people you have known who has ruined and wrecked their lives in immorality. Happy is the young man who will heed this warning and live by it … Read more

How naive can you get?

Proverbs 7:6–7:23
Solomon brings a shameful scene to us that has been duplicated millions of times since and is as true today as in the days of Solomon. As we read this it is a warning to any young man of the dangers of trusting in his own heart, departing from the instruction of God’s Word … Read more

The son is exhorted to heed the father’s teaching

Proverbs 7:1–7:5
The author knowing the depravity of the human heart and the need of continued warning gives another entire chapter against lust and immorality. He starts off by saying that the best advice is useless against strong temptation unless it is taken to heart and is trans­lat … Read more

Instruction about the tragedy of adultery

Proverbs 6:20–6:35
God never intended for children to be independent of their parents or parents to let children do as they please. This is a big mistake made in homes today. An emphasis is made on how important the instruc­tion of parents is (vv. 20-30). The father is to establish the gu … Read more

The description of a person who stirs up strife

Proverbs 6:12–6:19
The danger of an evil companion is pointed out. His actions contradict what he says. He plans evil actions so that you will not be aware of his intentions until it is too late. In the process of causing others to fall he will bring disaster on himself and his downfall will … Read more

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